Crown Ducal Orange Tree
The Orange Tree pattern was designed was by Norman Keates and was produced by AJ Richardson under the Crown Ducal name in 1925. The tableware came in three basic shapes, round, square and octagonal. Many extra pieces were produced, and no-one quite knows how many, which makes Orange Tree a real collecting adventure.
I first came across it in an antique shop in the 1960's. I thought it looked wonderful & unusual so I bought the 6 low cup trios. I assumed I might come across a tea pot & etc one day. Little did I know.........
I thought it might be interesting to show the 1930's prices of some items (where I have them) & compare them with today's Retail Price Index (RPI) & 2010 Average Earnings (AE).
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